The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Xen Project
North West / Manchester
Rank 85 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Xen 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 5.34% 5.16% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £550 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 - £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £409 £290
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +40.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
131 155 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.75% 8.64% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 78 47
Median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.89 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £21.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Xen as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Xen
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Xen Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Xen
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 4 £550 -
Xen
North West

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (100.00%) Puppet
2 11 (91.67%) DevOps
3 10 (83.33%) Unix
4 8 (66.67%) Open Source
5 7 (58.33%) vSphere
5 7 (58.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (58.33%) Ruby
5 7 (58.33%) XenServer
5 7 (58.33%) Cobbler
5 7 (58.33%) OpenStack
5 7 (58.33%) CloudStack
5 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (58.33%) Python
5 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
6 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
6 5 (41.67%) SSL
6 5 (41.67%) IBM
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) IPsec
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) FTP
6 5 (41.67%) HTTP
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (41.67%) Apache
6 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
6 5 (41.67%) Java

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) CloudStack
1 7 (58.33%) OpenStack
2 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 5 (41.67%) Jetty
2 5 (41.67%) Mongrel
2 5 (41.67%) nginx
2 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (41.67%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (41.67%) Google App Engine
2 5 (41.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) FTP
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
1 5 (41.67%) IPsec
1 5 (41.67%) SSL
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (41.67%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (58.33%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
1 5 (41.67%) Servlets
2 3 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) DevOps
2 8 (66.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (58.33%) Python
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
1 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
2 5 (41.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) SANS
2 3 (25.00%) SSCP
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) vSphere
1 7 (58.33%) XenServer
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (100.00%) Puppet
2 7 (58.33%) Cobbler
2 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (25.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Google
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Apple
2 3 (25.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (25.00%) Splunk
3 2 (16.67%) HP